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S: Adam & Mary

BC: "For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding." Colossians 1:9

FC: Adam & Mary Owen & Ian

1: Dear Expectant Parents, We do not have the words to express the gratitude we have for you. Thank you for choosing life for your child. The strength and selflessness you are demonstrating are truly admirable. We are praying for God's peace, wisdom and many blessings to you during your adoption journey. We pray that he will give you strength and comfort over the next months and years. Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. While we love being parents to our two sons, we are so excited to add to our family through adoption! We hope that by learning about us and our family, you would get a glimpse of the unconditional love, joy, security, and care we would lavish upon your child.

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3: We met when we were just 14 years old! We met at church in the youth group. We attended the same high school and graduated together. We not only fell in love at a young age but we also became best friends! Adam proposed in August of 2002 and we married August of 2003! We are celebrating our 8th anniversary this year! We have been so blessed in our marriage! We work well as a team, this was put to the test by the birth of our sons in 2008! We look back and are so grateful for the 5 years we had together to build a strong marriage before having children! We love to spend time together and have a lot of fun! We have always loved to travel and try new things. We love to take on new adventures! We are so excited to be on this journey together!

4: A Little About Adam Likes: soccer, music (any kind), family, food (favorite- Italian), Sunday afternoon naps, fishing, golfing, cars, traveling, movies, date night, amusement parks, snowmobiling, hanging out with my kids | Adam 28 Years Old Height: 6ft Eyes: Blue Hair: Light Brown | Teaching the boys to "Paint"

5: I have my degree in auto body technology. I work as a painter at a car dealership. I love what I do for a living! I love God and try to lead my family in a way that pleases him! I was born and raised in Southwestern Michigan. I am very laid back and easy to get along with! I love to laugh and have fun! | I am the yougest of three boys and am still very close to my brothers

6: A Little About Mary Likes: Family, food (favorite-Mexican), traveling, Hawaii, playgrounds, reading, running, taking walks, hot chocolate after playing out in the snow, cooking, rooting against Notre Dame! | Mary 28 Years Old Height: 5'5" Eyes: Hazel Hair: Brown | Fall Festival! Hanging out with Ian.

7: I have my degree in nursing and am a RN. After the boys turned two, I transitioned to a full time stay at home mom and am so grateful I did! I love being a mom! I stay connected to others by running, volunteering places, Bible Studies and playdates! | Mary, her sister and a few cousins! | I ran my first marathon last October, my "little" cousin ran with me!

8: Owen #3 Years Old | Owen was born 2lbs 6oz. He has come a long way since! He is a very active little boy. He likes tractors, his bike, doing crafts, music, and playing with his brother. He is a very caring 3 year old and when he is playing with other children he is always checking to make sure everyone is okay! He is very sweet and tenderhearted. | Our daily reminders God still does miracles!

9: Ian 3 Years Old | Ian was born 3 lbs 5 oz. He is also very active! He likes to play in any kind of water. He loves tractors and airplanes. He is a very passionate little boy. He knows what he likes! He is very social and can talk to just about anyone. He is funny and likes to make people laugh!

10: ADAM'S FAMILY | Adam's whole family lives in the same city! He has two brothers whom are both married. His older brother is married to Mary's older sister! They have a six year old and three year old twins also! Adam's parents are very involved Grandparents. They do a lot with the kids and we get along great with them. We were so blessed to have them go on vacation with us recently to help watch the boys! Adam's grandparents are all living and also involved with the kids! Adam has extended family in St. Louis and Georgia who we try to see often as well!

11: MARY'S FAMILY | Most of Mary's family lives within 6 miles of her! Her older sister is married to Adam's brother. Her brother is single. Her younger sister is married and has a one year old. Mary's family gets together often to let the kids play and of course eat! She has 18 cousins and 5 aunts and uncles who live within 20 minutes of us! We see them on a very regular basis!

12: We live in a rural area. Our house sits on five acres. We have a fenced in backyard and a looong driveway! It has been a great place for us to be able to run around and drive 4-wheelers and snowmobiles. Owen and Ian love the driveway for riding their bikes! We live in a great community that is very safe and kid friendly. The city we live in is diverse and multicultural. We enjoy meeting new people when we head to the parks! | The view from our front door

13: OUR HOME 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms | To the left is our playroom and to the right is Owen and Ian's Bedroom

14: CHURCH | We attend a large church about 15 miles away from home. Adam has volunteered with different outreach ministries at church and Mary teaches in the children's department and helps in women's ministry. Our church offers a great children's program that the boys love! We have made great friends here, another huge blessing!

15: Our faith is the foundation of who we are. We both accepted Christ as Savior at a very young age. We understand that our relationship with God is priority. We are intentional about teaching our children about God also. We make daily time for prayer and spending time in God's word. We try to base our decisions on God's word. We know that God has called us to adopt and we are excited to be obeying him!

16: We have been so blessed to be surrounded with great friends and family. We enjoy doing activities with our friends and have seen Owen and Ian benefit from these friendships also! As parents we try to allow Owen and Ian to have many experiences so that they might discover what they are drawn toward. We hope to give any child in our home the opportunity to experience great things in life! | Private Airplane Ride | Visit with Friends

17: Friends & Fun! | Owen swimming in Myrtle Beach | State Fair

19: We would like to thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. We know that our story may be different than some because we have been blessed with two children already. However, we cannot wait to expand our family through adoption! Some of our close friends were adopted as infants and so we have seen the blessing adoption is both to the child and to the adoptive family! We pray that any child brought into our home will know how much we desire to have them, to raise them and to love them unconditionally. If by learning about us you have found that we are the right family for your precious child, we commit to offer many great opportunities to him or her. We pray that becoming part of our family would be a huge gift to your child as well and shape them into who God would have them be. Thank you for making such a courageous choice!

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